USA Today gives us a list of America’s 15 best pizzas.
Pizza is about as varied and beloved a genre, as opinionated a subject, and also as accessible a food as there is, which makes determining the country’s best pizzas a truly challenging task.
Six joints in NYC, three in New Haven, CT (wtf?), two in SF, and one each in Portland, Providence, and LA. Notice, not one in Chicago or any mention of that deep dish crap. John Stewart’s right, “It’s not pizza…it’s a fucking casserole.”
As an almost mandatory follow-up to the Times “100 Things Restaurant Staffers Should Never Do”, the San Francisco Chronicle gives us “Top 100 Pet Peeves of Servers”.
6. Frat boys, drunk chicks, bachelorettes, and hammered CEO’s: please stop doing cocaine and throwing up in our bathrooms. Go to a house party or your hotel room if you need to get wasted.
9. Drinking melted ice and calling it a cocktail. I’m sorry, you already drank your cocktail. Now you’re just drinking a memory.
I’m glad I’m not guilty of any of them (so far).
Reader’s Digest brings us “30 Secrets Your Waiter Will Never Tell You”.
10. Oh, you needed more water so badly, you had to snap or tap or whistle? I’ll be right back … in ten minutes.
And from the I-wish-I-didn’t-know-that department:
28. If you’re worried about cleanliness, check out the bathroom. If the bathroom is gross, you can be sure the kitchen is much worse.
The Hollywood Reporter lists the top 10 movie flops of the decade.
I’ve seen four of them and gave them an average rating of 1.875 stars out of five. I completely forgot that “Battlefield Earth” was part of this decade.
You know when you go to Google and start typing in the search field, how it attempts to autocomplete what you’re typing with popular searches other’s have done? Well, some of them are freaking hilarious, and thankfully, someone has put together a site to show off the best ones.
I gotta warn you…don’t drink anything while reading some of these. In fact, it’s probably best to vacate your bowels prior to reading them as well.
The New York Times has a two part series on the 100 Things Restaurant Staffers Should Never Do (part two is here).
I thought a lot of them were just common sense, but I’m starting to learn that common sense isn’t that common.
5. Tables should be level without anyone asking. Fix it before guests are seated.
58. Do not bring judgment with the ketchup. Or mustard. Or hot sauce. Or whatever condiment is requested.
Rotten Tomatoes lists the 100 worst movies of the decade.
Most films, even profoundly mediocre ones, can expect to receive at least cursory support from the pundits. However, once in a while, a film will take such a critical drubbing that further attention is warranted.
“Gigli” comes in at 73; “Glitter” barely breaks into the list at 99. “Aeon Flux” not on the list? Hmmm…not sure I trust it.
Derek Jeter has passed Lou Gehrig as the Yankees’ franchise hits leader.
The crowd continued to chant for Jeter, and Nick Swisher, the next batter, stepped out of the box to make the moment last. As the cheers cascaded over Jeter, he waved his helmet again and then clapped a few times in Swisher’s direction: back to work.
When you really think about the history of the Yankees and the players it’s produced, and the players on the list he just topped, it really is an amazing achievement. Names like Gehrig, Ruth, Mantle, DiMaggio, Berra, and Dickey. Wow.